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Yup, here are some newb questions. I did post here a while ago (about a year ago) when I had 9.2 and when I actually had more time to mess with my computer, but now, I have the 3-Download CD set of MandrakeLinux 10.1, different computer configuration and a lot less time since I have more classes, but I have a break in work atm, so I'm writing this now.
My current Linux computer configuration (old computer configuration in parenthesis): both for reference,
1) On games which have "streaming music" and continuous sound, i experience a "painful lagging" whenever I try to play those games (e.g.: Chromium BSU, Tuxracer, etc.). The program takes a while to respond to key presses, etc.
I haven't had this problem in my old configuration, but i do have this problem now. I would suspect Soundcard problems. BTW, I've also had this problem with the new configuration on 9.2, as well.
What general steps would you people recommend that I take?
2) In the new 10.1, when setting up ADSL connections, Mandrake shows "preset ADSL ISPs", which convenient leaves off my U.S. ISP: Verizon Online DSL. I don't see any options for setting up manually, as I know that I connect via PPPoE, etc. etc. I was able to set it up manually in 9.2 and get it working, but I'm not quite sure how to do so on 10.1, as it has preset steps, but apparantly no "manual" ADSL setup. (God forbid I have Verizon's FIOS, I'm sure that'll be even more of a pain, though FIOS probably won't come to NYC for a good while)
What steps or process would you people recommend that I take?
Everything else, I've manage to fix or have deferred the problem atm.
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
1) I believe that maybe it's your video card that may be giving you the delayed keystroke in the games you play. Check to make sure that your video card drivers are installed correctly. I do not know how to install Nvidia driver as I have an ATI card.
Ok, I've got the internet to work on Mandrake 10.1, it was a pain in the ---. Konqueror loads pages painfully slow and I can't get that Firefox to be installed! I think I liked 9.2 better, at least internet pages loaded quickly and the setup was relatively easy. 10.1 tries to make it easier, but if you don't happen to have their "default" hardware, set up becomes needlessly complicated.
OPJose, I've tried to edit it, but it turns out that DMA is already enabled! So, I guess I can rule that out. Let me try installing an NVidia driver and see if that helps.